About Dvele

Get to know the people perfecting the home

Who is Dvele?

Founded by experienced high-end modular home experts who felt there was a better way, Dvele was created to reimagine homes from the ground up.

Built on award-winning design, and state-of-the-art production technology, Dvele has developed the first end-to-end platform delivering the healthiest, greenest, smartest, luxury homes available.

Houses are produced in less time at a higher value due to the precision and control of the Dvele Operated Ecosystem.

Meet the Dvelees

We are entrepreneurs, architects, dreamers, robotics engineers, athletes, and artists

Ian Garrity
Amy Armstrong
Vanessa Young
Barbara Blake
Kurt Goodjohn

Kurt Goodjohn

- Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Kurt launched his homebuilding career alongside his brother Kris in 2005. In 2010 they started Canada’s pre-eminent designer prefab home building company, Karoleena.  In 2016 Karoleena was acquired by a publicly traded company. Utilizing their experience in home building and modular, prefab construction, they started Dvele to take the industry to new heights.

Kurt obtained his BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering at Union College in 2004. Kurt played Division I hockey at Union with his brother, before turning that competitive focus into his natural entrepreneurial drive. He has been featured in dozens of publications and is a recoginzed leader in the industry. Kurt’s wife is also an entrepreneur and together they have 3 young children.

Greg Welch

Greg Welch

- President & CRO

25 year serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of identifying and growing revenue in evolving markets (10 startups/5 exits).

Dynamic, highly accomplished leader who maximizes success via proven experience in Multimillion-Dollar Start-Ups, New Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Team Building / Training, Strategic Analysis / Planning, Budget Control, Forecasting, Mergers / Acquisitions, and Account Management, and who consistently sees the “big picture” at all times.

Visionary entrepreneur who develops smart strategies, mobilizes resources to promote achievement of initiatives, launches ground-breaking new products, and delivers excellence in highly competitive markets.

 

Kris Goodjohn

Kris Goodjohn

- Founder, Chief Product Officer

Kris started building homes with his brother Kurt in 2005, slowly building the Company and Brand through some turrbulant economic times in Calgary and Western Canada. During this time, they developed what was one of Canada’s first and now most well known designer prefab home companies (Karoleena).

Kris was paramount in developing the overall look and design of the Karoleena buildings and products inside them. In 2016 Karoleena was acquired by a publicly traded company and neither he or Kris are associated with the company today.

Kris is applying his past entrepreneurial experience and his inate design ability to produce these game changing Dvelings.

Kris attended Union College where he played 4 years of Division 1 College Hockey, and obtained a BSC in Economics. Kris played professional hockey for four years following college in both the United States and Europe. He lives with his wife and three daughters and serves as Dvele’s CPO.

Brandon Weiss

Brandon Weiss

- Chief Innovation Officer

I am a general contractor with a focus on sustainable and green building products and methods. I consider myself a quality builder, but also a building scientist by using the whole house systems approach to building. Human health and wellness of our occupants is of utmost importance, and I have had a focus on this since the inception of my career. I carefully research and select materials in the building to ensure that our buildings are in fact healthier places for our occupants. At the end of construction, a third party indoor air quality lab is brought in to assure the air quality is great. A conservation first approach is our strategy to energy efficient construction, ensuring our building envelopes are crafted to the highest level of performance and quality, which is the most cost effective path to low energy buildings.

I pay very close attention to building healthy, energy efficient, sustainable, durable, and low maintenance homes. We make sure we build to a level beyond code so that our clients homes will be at the highest level of quality for many years, are built to last hundreds of years, and do not become obsolete when building codes get more stringent. We also pay close attention to educating out customers on how to operate their green / high performance home.

We do not focus on a certain price tier, size, style, or geographic area of our buildings; our only focus is building high quality, healthy, efficient, sustainable homes.

Specialties: Health & Wellness Centric Construction, Passive House Certified Buildings, Living Building Challenge Buildings, LEED for Homes, WELL Buildings, Energy Efficient Building

Ian Garrity

Ian Garrity

- Director of Business Development

Amy Armstrong

Amy Armstrong

- Product Development & Design Lead

Vanessa Young

Vanessa Young

- Interior & Furniture Designer

Barbara Blake

Barbara Blake

- Controller

Dvele at a Glance

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Headquarters

205 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA
95401

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